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Bernard Hughes

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Bernard Hughes is a composer and writer, based in London.

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Robin Hood, The Opera Story, CLF Café review - folk hero re-imagined as Tory villain

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Tynan, Appl, Burnside, Wigmore Hall review - the music of domesticity explored in song

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Montero, Scottish Ensemble, Kings Place review - new music with a political edge

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Fibonacci Sequence, Conway Hall review - characterful chamber music for winds

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Epiphoni Consort, Reader, St Paul's Covent Garden review - historical drama with seasonal spirit

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Iestyn Davies, Aurora Orchestra, Kings Place review - arresting musical miscellany

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Dmitri Ensemble, Ross, St John's Smith Square review - impressive minimalism for strings

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Juliana, Nova Music Opera, St John's Smith Square review - new version of a classic drama

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Prom 65, London Voices, BBCSO, Bychkov review - 20th century masterpieces hit home

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Prom 33, Schultz, Reuter, BBCSO, Farnes review - powerful Brahms Requiem

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Prom 31, Barnatan, Minnesota Orchestra, Vänskä - American classics take centre-stage

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Prom 12, Weilerstein, BBCSO, Canellakis review - energetic 20th century classics

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Prom 4, Simpson, BBCPO, Mena review - terrific Lindberg, brooding Shostakovich

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The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Grange Festival review - enjoyable if conventional production

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The Courtesan’s Gaze, Fieri Consort, Handel House review – historical female composers in context

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Ligeti Chamber Music, QEH review - inventive celebration of iconic composer

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Downstate, National Theatre review - controversial but also...

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Bach St John Passion, Les Arts Florissants, Christie, Barbic...

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